Last of the Summer Wine band specializes in group singalongs of popular songs, and has been likened to 'group karaoke with live music'.  The inspiration for their singalong style comes from 'Irish Pub style singing', where everyone in the pub sings together while the band plays just the backing rhythm and melody, and without a singer at a microphone. The audience are the singers, and the stars of the show!


To make it fun and easy for everyone to participate, the band:
   
~   plays mainly top-ten hits and well-known songs
   
~   provides scrolled lyrics on a large screen
   
~   plays 'singalong-friendly' musical arrangements*


Each singalong is usually based on one or more themes such as 1960's hits, 1970's hits, 1980's hits, Beatles, Christmas, Folk, St Patrick's Day (Irish), St Valentine's Day (love songs), etc.


Grif and Jerry play guitar and Dave plays keyboard, providing the live melody and rhythm backing.  Margie keeps us all on cue scrolling the lyrics projected onto a large screen, so the audience can read the lyrics and sing from where they're seated (or dancing).  This is designed for group singalongs, so everyone can join in.  You are the singers!


The band can be heard at public and private venues and events around Portland, Oregon, USA including the Dublin Pub and WACH.


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                            OPEN EVENTS

Dec 20, 2016, 8pm, Christmas Singalong
  Speakeasy Bar, 15700 SW U. Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego.

Mar 14, 2017, 8pm, St. Patrick's Day Irish Singalong
  Speakeasy Bar, 15700 SW U. Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego

July 4, 2017, 7pm, Singalong & Blues Street Concert
  Hiteon Meadows HOA, Beaverton, OR.

July 16, 2017, 7pm, 60's & 70's Summer Singalong     (movie)
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Oct 29, 2017, 6pm, Halloween 60's & 70's Singalong 
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Dec 17, 2017, 6pm, Christmas Singalong    (movie)
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Feb 11, 2018, 5pm, Valentine's Singalong & Open Mic
  The Garage Sale Warehouse, 4810 SW Western Ave., Beaverton

Mar 18, 2018, 6pm, St. Patrick's Singalong     (movie)
  Tigardville Station Bar, 12370 SW Main St., Tigard, OR

May 25, 2018, 7pm, Beatles Singalong
  Vertical Room Club, 631 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR

July 4, 2018, 7pm, Street Concert & Singalong
  Hiteon Meadows HOA, Beaverton, OR.

July 8, 2018, 6pm, 60s & 70s Summer Singalong  
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Sep 22, 2018, 7pm, Hits of the 60s, 70s, & 80s Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Oct 28, 2018, 6pm, Halloween Folk Singalong
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Nov 18, 2018, 7pm, Beatles Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Dec 16, 2018, 6pm, Christmas Singalong at the Dublin
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Dec 21, 2018, 7pm, Christmas Singalong at WACH
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Feb 17, 2019, 5-8pm, St Valentines Singalong (love songs)
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Mar 17, 2019, 1-3pm, Irish songs with singer David Ingerson
  Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Mar 17, 2019, 6-8pm, St Patrick's Day Singalong Party
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Apr 21, 2019, 5-8pm, Beatles Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Jun 2, 2019, 5-8pm, 70s & 80s Spring Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

July 4, 2019, 7.30pm, Street Concert & Singalong
  Hiteon Meadows HOA, Beaverton, OR


Sept 15, 2019, 5-8pm, 60s & 70s Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Oct 27, 2019, 5-8pm, Brit Hits Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR


Nov 17, 2019, 5-8pm, Beatles Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR

Dec 22, 2019, 5-8pm, Christmas Singalong
  Willamette Ale & Cider House (WACH), West Linn, OR




       Singalong set lists.....



       Booking the band for your event.....



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                     THE BAND MEMBERS

Dave: 
hails from Bristol, England, learned piano as a child, played with amateur pop bands as a teenager and studied music theory at school.  He then pursued a career in research chemistry, marketing and management, but always found time to play piano or keyboards for family, friends, and company singalongs.

Grif: 
born and bred in Southend, England, started as a professional musician & guitarist in his teens, and spent many years touring as a sound technician with bands such as Electric Light Orchestra, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc.  Now he's a software engineer by day and musician and composer by night.  Grif also runs an 'Events sound system for hire' company.

Jerry:  a New Jersey native, began playing guitar in high school and co-founded the "Camel Hair Crayon", a sixties band which played local venues throughout his college years.  During a four-year stint in the Navy and a 37-year career in fire protection, a guitar was always close by.

Margie:  originally from New Jersey, took piano lessons as a child before starting her own family and pursuing a career in teaching.


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                   HEALTH WARNINGS

Surprising health benefits of singing...

Benefits of group singing...

Benefits of choral singing...

"Group singing has been scientifically proven to
lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins"


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* 'singalong-friendly' musical arrangements: backing includes guide-melody, tempo may be adjusted and/or instrumental sections replaced with lyrics


                  
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Halloween 60's & 70's Singalong at the Dublin Pub, 2017
Photos courtesy of Janet Farr, BoomersontheLoose.com
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